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It comes to roads, the brakes fail

4.7 billion Swiss francs for new roads. That was the proposal of the Federal Council. Stingy is different. Such a high level of Delivery in favor of more cars and trucks are likely to be subjected to critical scrutiny. The intensive climate debate these days supplied the arguments.

The national Council is not enough but the 4.7 road billion by far. This was evident in the debate around the "expansion step 2019" on Monday. In accordance with the decision of the Grand chamber are to be added are the Detours from La Chaux-de-Fonds, NE (546 million Swiss francs) and Näfels GL (454 million) into the construction program this year. To further add to the Bodensee-Thurtal-Strasse TG/SG (310 million) and the muggenberg tunnel BL (150 million) – two projects, which are not yet as ready for construction. From the adopted highway expansion in the Zürcher Oberland, you don't know the cost; there exist estimates only. Nevertheless, this project found in the national Council a majority. Easy time to get started – how high the bill fails, it will be seen then Yes.

the Parliament, in the case of transport projects, communicate like, is known. The performance from Monday night, however, has a new quality. Blindly, the national Council Cheques issued on the stock and on the regular, tried and tested processes. The competent Federal office, some of the construction projects had not checks, has remained for the bourgeois majority without explanation. The same politicians to maintain in the annual budget debate in December as a sense of humor, advocates of the taxpayer to appear, always in the right place with flat-rate reduction orders. The squares, man Orgy has not strengthened the fiscal credibility of the SVP and the FDP, the Latter disgraced twice: a career as A "climate party" is expected to finally be there.

mass lack causes only delay

Decisive but the question is failure of brakes, why when Parliament all, when it comes to roads. An unfortunate solidarity between regions plays a significant role. You give to get, and at the end of the North-West Swiss to his Tunnel, the Romande of your ring and the Zürcher its highway. And, above all, the disadvantages of the new road construction Fund NAF show now. The intelligent financing construct, by the people two years ago and approved, will secure to the Road using a sophisticated mechanism of inexhaustible resources. Where money gushes, grows the temptation to spend it. To must, a fortiori, in an area where each of the(r) believes Elected by the people, for the Region, something "out" beat.

As a citizen and Taxpayer, one can therefore only hope for a return of sanity to the Federal house. After all, it seems too late. At the end of the debate on the expansion step, something like a sense of responsibility to flashed in the national Assembly, but With a 148 to 42 vote, the Council followed a Order of the Green Balthasar Glättli, according to which, first, the amount of the approved total cost will be calculated before you solve a brake on the so-called Issue. This obstacle must be overcome if large pending investment. For now, the mass-lessness of the national Council has thus causes, especially one: that the much-awaited road construction project delay.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 12.03.2019, 22:30 PM

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